Barbary


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Wikipedia.

Barbary

a historic name for a region of N Africa extending from W Egypt to the Atlantic and including the former Barbary States of Tripolitania, Tunisia, Algeria, and Morocco
References in periodicals archive ?
The third chapter begins the empirical argument by looking at the Barbary corsairs in the Mediterranean in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries.
THE WAR ON TERROR ISN'T America's first battle against an amorphous Muslim "quasi-state." In its first years of existence, the fledgling United States waged war against the Barbary pirate regencies.
In detail, Wheelan describes the excruciating and frustrating efforts to which our second President, John Adams, went to foster diplomacy, peace, and relationship with the pirating corsairs of the Barbary States in support of the fledgling United States' growing overseas Mediterranean trade.
Matar aims at measuring the impact of Barbary, real and imagined, on the culture and the history of Britain, and at inscribing the place of North Africa in British practice and thinking at a time when empire was in everybody's mind.
Well into the 19th century, the USA was paying tribute to Algiers: protection money, in effect, to purchase immunity for its seafaring citizens from Barbary slavers.
While the seamen being held on North Africa's Barbary Coast did not occupy the center of the U.S.
In September 2003, three Barbary macaques (Macaca sylvanus) at a sanctuary for exotic animals in Almere, the Netherlands, showed multifocal gingival, buccal, and lingual lesions.
Britain And Barbary: 1589-1689 by Nabil Matar (Professor of English and Chair of the Department of Humanities and Communication at the Florida Institute of Technology) is the fascinating study of the many interesting occurrences of early modern England's relationship with the North African political front in the progressive time imperative to England's fundamental grounding during the 100 year span of 1589 to 1689.
But the threat Jefferson dealt with was very real, although it came from afar: from the Barbary Coast of North Africa.
I also hope there will be exhibitions relating to the Barbary Pirates who sailed from North Africa to northern Europe including these islands, capturing and selling on the inhabitants of the coastal villages they raided.
Americans are mistaken if they think the colonists' fight for independence was won solely by defeating the British, argues Frank Lambert, professor of American history at Purdue University, West Lafayette, Ind., and author of The Barbary Wars: American Independence in the Atlantic World.
The Barbary macaques, now aged between four and six months, are integrating well at Trentham Monkey Forest, said staff at the 60acre woodland park.